Oct 19, 2013

Pillows and Aprons Custom Order

Hello! Just wanted to pop in and show you what I've been up to lately. A community center in my town where my daughter attends playgroup needed some new decor and the phenomenal woman in charge asked *me* if I could sew up some pillows to give the play area some color to pull it all together. She provided the fabric (which is April Cornell ~ placemats and napkins) and I transformed them into pillows and two aprons.

What are the details?
~ the two big pillows in the back have zippers on the bottom (napkins front and back)
~ the two medium-sized pillows in the middle (made out of the thicker placemat material) are envelope style with thicker-weight magenta fabric in the back
~ the four front pillows are filled with stuffing and sewn shut (cut from 2 napkins)
~ down below are 2 aprons made from napkins. The waist bands are double-fold bias tape. I used Dana's tutorial for the pockets.
It's so neat to see all these pieces when my daughter and I go to playgroup (and think, hehe I made those). The pillows are on rockers for nursing mamas to support their backs. They're on arm chairs for grandmas to lean against. And they're on a tiny little-person couch for little ones to rest upon. Oh, and the aprons are in the kitchen along with the pots, pans, and plastic food, ready for the next chef to tie them on. 
I have to say, it feels good giving back to this community center. I've made friends there; my kids have made friends there. It's kind of been a second home of sorts. So yeah, I donated my time and ability and I know that these pillows & aprons will touch many moms and kiddies day after day. Month after month. 
It feels good.

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